I think this acquisition has went under the radar big time, even by Knick fans. Most people seem to think he's washed up and that he will only be a shell of his former self. But if he comes back and just simply gives us what he gave the Cavs, we're in great shape... and I actually think he's capable of giving us much more than he gave the Cavs.
Here's a video of when he beat us as a Cavalier just earlier this year. When you watch the video, imagine Tyson, Amare, and Melo being the recipients of some of these passes.
I believe Baron Davis could easily average 8 to 10 assists in this offense passing to the likes of Tyson, Amare, and Melo.
I hear ya Big J, but I steered clear of those Golden State vids because I didn't want anyone to question whether he'd be at that level for us since that was a while ago. So I just posted the Cleveland vids. I don't think anyone will argue that Baron is capable of giving us what he gave Cleveland.
Baron Davis took a team of basically third-tier stars (J-Rich), NBA journeymen (S. Jax, Al Harrington) and young up-and-comers (Monta Ellis)........and against Dallas Mavericks squad that appeared in the NBA Finals a year before to the 2nd round of the playoffs. Baron Davis was basically at the "twilight of his prime" at that point, since his prime years were left back during his early years as a Hornet
Even if we don't see that Baron Davis anymore when he is healthy again............50% of the Golden State Baron will still give some really incredible results alongside STAT, Melo & Big Ty
big_j_NY wrote:Call me when Tyson Chandler is back on the floor again
Davis looked slow and hobbled in those Cleveland highlights, which gives you a glimpse of what he once was. This guy rattled off 11 pts on sheer ex-star saavyness, imagine if he were in shape? I hope we got our full resources behind his recovery. Not just the back but any alternative technique possible to keep his weight down, an his fast twitch muscles poppin cuz if we could turn back the clock even to those clippers yrs health wise we could really have the best starting five in the league. But to be more realistic, I still think that slow yet saavy Baron is gonna help us dramatically. Teams will focus on our big two so much that Baron won't have to even use athleticism or heroics to score. He'll always be open. But more important he can facilitate an offense. Even now with us moving to more defense and slower basketball I see lots of opportunities where guys just don't get hit for easy buckets. We should be working hard on defense and have it easy on offense. Douglas is making it harder. You got Chandler settin pick after pick and never being rewarded. Even if he doesn't score he's gonna then pass it to Melo or Amare wide open. These little nuances Douglas just doesn't get and it's hurting us. Davis once averaged 12 assists, he'll know how to find the open man and I'm talking about open, in motion, catch and score situations. Easy basketball so when it's time to get serious and hard your stars can just be stars.
Then Douglas goes back to his old role, Shumpert can become our Sg of the future, Fields can spend more time at Sg, Bibby can become more of an insurance policy. And that's how one single player, even past his prime can balance whole roster cuz right now everyone's kindov covering their secondary position. From Douglas to fields .
MrMajik2 wrote: I thought I was the only one that thought that was pretty bad ass.
I did not see much of the game but this part, I definitely saw....Baron showing his new teammates that he has come in ready to be a Knick....when a guy has your back like that (let's remember, this was Walker, not Melo or Stat) that really gets you some instant cred with a new team....
He looks really fat. That said if he gets in shape, their are few more dangerous players in the league.
The 7-foot-1 Chandler brings size and paint presence the Knicks have lacked in recent seasons. "He brings everything that we didn't have," coach Mike D'Antoni said on Friday, before the deal was announced. "... We got a lot better, real quick."
I've always been a fan of Baron Davis, one of my favorite players to watch in the NBA. I really can't wait until he suits up for us for the first time. Remember, he wanted to come here, not Miami and not LAL. That alone tells me that maybe we'll see the old GSW Baron Davis again. He really was one of the premier point guards in the league. Looking forward to seeing how he can help this team.
Alright Baron, I don't care if the mediots called your bluff on the injury exaggeration. Just forget about it and let them be right. Who cares about them anyway. We need you on the court pronto. Come on dude... we're counting on you.
knicksfan4life wrote:He looks really fat. That said if he gets in shape, their are few more dangerous players in the league.
gradyandrew wrote:I thought so too. It's so tough to tell with that beard because you have no idea what his neck looks like.
Nothing wrong with having a big neck...
$20 million for a party animal and his brother who can't find a team, and we let Jeremy Lin walk? JR is not a bad ass, he's just bad and an ass clown. JR is so bad, we rewarded him by letting him occupy a second roster spot with his brother. Knick fan since 1987
Nononsense wrote:Alright Baron, I don't care if the mediots called your bluff on the injury exaggeration. Just forget about it and let them be right. Who cares about them anyway. We need you on the court pronto. Come on dude... we're counting on you.